53. Suthora unicolor.
The Brown Crow-Tit.
Heteromorpha unicolor, Hodgs. J. A. S. B. xii, p. 448 (1 843); Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 6 ; Blanf. J. A. S. B. xli, pt. ii, p. 45 ; Hume, Cat. no. 376. Paradoxornis unicolor (Hodgs.), Horsf. M. Cat. i,p. 376. Suthora unicolor (Hodgs.), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 493.
The Brown Finch-Thrush, Jerd.; Lho-ramnio-pho, Lepch.
Coloration. Forehead and crest brown tinged with rufous ; lores and a supercilium reaching to the nape black; chin and sides of head vinous-brown ; throat and sides of neck greyish brown ; upper plumage olive-brown, strongly tinged with rufous on tail and visible portions of wings; breast and lower plumage dull fulvous.
Iris hoary grey ; legs and feet greenish grey ; bill fleshy yellowish (Hume, MS.).
Bill orange-yellow ; legs slaty grey ; iris brown (Jerdon).
Length about 8; tail 4.2; wing 3.3; tarsus 1.2; bill from gape .6.
Distribution. The higher regions of Nepal and Sikhim. Jerdon met with this species near Darjiling at 10,000 feet, and Blanford in the Lachung Valley between 7000 and 8000 feet of elevation. It extends to the mountains which lie between China and Tibet.